It might be surprising to find out that some people did not know that Ellen Degeneres is gay. It turns out that one of the people left in the dark about this is Warren Beatty.
Ellen and Warren have a history together. The first meeting they had was on The Larry Sanders Show with Gary Shandling. In the show, Ellen and Gary “slept together” in a scene that was full of hilarious moments.
After the show, Ellen had no idea what sort of discussion occurred about her when she left. She ended up finding out what was said when Warren made his appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show for the first time.
While he was on the show, he spoke with Ellen at length about that old scene from The Larry Sanders Show. He went on to tell her that he was very impressed with her work, and also mentioned that he told Garry that they had a long talk about Ellen after the fact.
This led to a cute little back and forth between the two when suddenly Beatty bashfully admitted that he had no idea that Ellen was gay. It makes sense that he would not know this at the time, as Ellen had not publically admitted about this yet.
He smiled lightly and said “I knew you were happy. I didn’t know you were gay.”
All in all, it was a funny interview and obviously, his comment meant no offense. The show received high ratings, and everyone learned a little something about Beatty that they might not have known before.
The two certainly have a colorful history together; it is going to be interesting to see what happens the next time he shows up on The Ellen Degeneres Show. Maybe some cuter little secrets will make their way to the light.